Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Norman Connors - "Dark of Light" 1973

I have always been a Norman Connors fan since I purchased his LP's "You Are My Starship" and "Romantic Journey", what great albums they were to me, and started collecting everything I could get from Mr. Connors.  The "Dark of Light" was his second album release and I really like almost every cut on this LP, but my favorites are the title cut and "Butterfly Dreams".  The album does paint a somewhat 'dark' landscape and I love the vocal accents provided by Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Eddie Henderson on trumpet was a great choice too.  Classic 70's jazz style that I like so much... Hope you enjoy...
  1. Dark Of Light     11:45
  2. Butterfly Dreams  5:15
  3. Laughter 2:55
  4. Black Lightnin 11:50
  5. Twilight Zone 1:30
  6. Song For Rosa 2:00

Bass - Buster Williams (tracks: A1) , Cecil McBee , Stanley Clarke (tracks: B1)
Congas - Lawrence Killian
Drums - Norman Connors 
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar - Ted Dunbar (tracks: A1)
Electric Piano - Elmer Gibson (tracks: B1)
Electric Piano, Piano - Herbie Hancock 

Flute - Art Webb
Flute [Alto], Bassoon - Alfred Williams (tracks: B1)
Percussion - Gerald Roberts (tracks: B1) , Henry Palmer (tracks: B1) , Warren Smith 
Piano - Alan Gumbs (tracks: B2) 
Saxophone [Alto] - Gary Bartz
Saxophone [Tenor], Saxophone [Soprano] - Carlos Garnett
Strings - Gail Dixon , Jerry Little , Pat Dixon
Trumpet - Eddie Henderson
Vocals - Dee Dee Bridgewater , Ellen DeLeston , Michael Brown (3)